Monday, January 5, 2015

Snowflakes, lots of snowflakes

What does a tatter make for the winter holidays? Lots of snowflakes, of course.

And that is also what I have been doing, in lots of sizes and colors, but just one design, this one, by Jennifer at Cariad Tatting. It is sturdy and very pretty as well.

You might have seen my set of snowflakes with beads in my Jewelry page. I called it the "Snow for Christmas" set, since we all like a little bit of snow for the holidays.

"Snow for Christmas"

As you can see, the one on the right is a bit crooked (I know, shame on me) and I had been debating keeping it or cutting it up to recover the beads. After so much work on it (I had some issues with knots in the thread and also the thread breaking), I really didn't want to cut it up. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to that.

So, I thought that on its own it would look less crooked and also that it might be cute in my mother-in-law's Christmas tree. And it quite does. My husband and I tried to take the best photo of it. Here is just one of them:

Our newest Christmas decoration.

After that, I decided to make a white one and to stitch it to the back of our doggie's coat. Here she is, looking pretty in red and white:

Our doggie, Aschiuta. Read more about her adventures here.

I also had some new variegrated crochet thread and made my first variegrated piece. It is bigger and rougher to the touch than my other lace made with coton perle, but it looks pretty nice, I think

Snowflake pendant in nice strawberries and cream colours.

I guess I have been making this snowflake so many times, I learned the pattern by heart, heh. Now, on to other designs.